Washington Post: Facebook blocked many gay-themed ads as part of its new advertising policy, angering LGBT groups

Washington Post: Facebook blocked many gay-themed ads as part of its new advertising policy, angering LGBT groups. “The advertisements all seemed innocuous at a glance. A ribald sendup of fairy tales hosted by a comedian in Los Angeles. A Spanish-language social group for Latino men, sponsored by a community center in Las Vegas. And a list of senior-friendly housing options distributed by a nonprofit group in Texas. But they were all blocked by Facebook. The company’s system, which uses automated and human monitors, determined that the advertisements were “political,” though they did not involve advocacy or any explicitly political views. The common thread between them all? LGBT themes.”

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